Friends, I am sorry for the delay in posting this. My internet was not working at home. I had to wait until I got to work to post. I pray for your safety and health!
Monday, April 6th, 2020
The scripture passage for today tells us of Mary anointing the feet of Jesus with expensive perfume. This beautiful gesture was met with rebuke from Judas, a disciple of Jesus. He did not recognize the manner in which it was given. Yes, indeed it was worth a lot of money and Mary’s selfless act of giving her best gift to Jesus was profound. Mary was ready and willing to give all she had to Jesus. This elaborate gift of perfume most likely took everything Mary had to purchase it, she trusted in a Jesus and whatever the future holds.
Questions we should be asking ourselves:
• Am I a Mary?
• Am I a Judas?
Are we ready and willing to give our all to Jesus? Rev. Sam asks these questions in her writing for today:
• Is there a piece of your future that you need to hand over to Jesus.
• Are there riches you are holding on to trust you could use to invest in the Jesus’ Kingdom?
• Is there an act of extravagant love you could do for Jesus?
The Bible tells us in Matthew 16:25, “Those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”
Take some oil and rub it on your wrist. If you are able, get down on your knees, as close to the ground as you can. Read John 12:1-8 aloud.
ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed below.